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Jan 13, 2013 8:00am EST
. but, i mean, the end as in the exit of gadhafi was reasonably clear to me, i thought. the beginning was, at least as far as the rapprochement between the u.s., the west and libya was a period which i had lived as a junior diplomat from 2004 to 2006 when a small group of us was sent to tripoli to, basically, lay the foundations for what became the embassy. i, you know, i've spent a lot of time in the middle east. sometimes i wonder whether i should have studied japanese back when i was if college because, you know, the degree of changeability and if i could say drama just, you know, continues. but, you know, there's a certain something about the reason about the people and the disparate cultures that is quite gripping, and the more you get into it, the more you become passionate about it. and i've certainly been very passionate about libya, and that's, essentially -- some of the reflections that i heard, the commentary that was made to me while i was posted in libya basically drove the desire to write this book because a number of people came up to me -- it was very surprising -- in
SFGTV2
Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
to time. he is the man that there is no limit. he witnessed the suffering under regime of gadhafi and saw brutality of gadhafi killing his own people using all type weapons. he was the first american representative to go to benghazi, my hometown. every member of the delegation came to this country. when i speak about steven they say yes, chris, we know him. he talked to the people. he meet with the people. he knows their suffering. the main thing, that he trusts them and when they rised against gadhafi, he supported them. chris, it is a great loss for libya. we lost him as a friend and man that understands the history of the people of libya before and after. chris, he built the bridge between libya and the united states. a bridge of love, of hope. we never believed one day we would be able to raise against this dictatorship. i knew chris after he came back. i knew chris more. he would come to the house and we play tennis. after the tennis we come back home and have libyan breakfast. he is a man of principles and he is serious. i agree he never speaks about himself, what achievement he mad
Current
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
warned we didn't know who the rebels were against gadhafi, and we didn't know who it was that we were arming. yet it was clear there were extremeist elements against gadhafi and there is in syria and assad. and by arming them we would have to face them and combined with the dangerous and massive instability by removing gadhafi and causing an exodus of his mercenaries across northern and western africa. you see the results of arming al-qaeda otherrer and other extremists causing problems there and in mali there has been a coup but those driven out of post gadhafi racist libya who are well armed. they're training people in the government who turned and defected and joined the rebels. the final point is that when you bomb yet another country filled with muslims, they have vowed retaliation, and you're seeing the results of the french bombing campaign with the hostage taking in algeria. >> quick question about how the future looks for the united states. how will the future act on the kidnappings? how will the americans act when it comes to the kidnappings? do you see them getting involved
SFGTV2
Jan 13, 2013 11:30pm PST
was visiting roman ruins at one of the tourist sites in libya. he was trailed by gadhafi security men who were obviously intimidating to other tourists. as she recounted it, he reached over to one of the men, stole his camera out of his hands and started taking pictures of the men who had been following him. they were so dumbfounded that they had to laugh. after a quick conversation, chris convinced them to stand down. from a colleague at the embassy in tripoli i learned chris had a humble style of diplomacy libyans responded to after he became ambassador and returned to tripoli, the embassy posted a photo, ordering a juice in a cafe. that went viral because libyans were amazed at the site of a senior government official doing mundane activities without a huge entourage and demanding vip treatment. chris had a great knowledge of libyan history and culture. he would often crack jokes with government counter parts. not just in arabic but in the libyan dialect, which the libyans loved to hear him speak. another told me when i saw him in may as newly appointed ambassador in tripoli he had not chan
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 11:00am PST
a friend of the chris and you were one of the staunchest supporters of the efforts to dislodge gadhafi and try to give the libyan people a chance. we just have a disagreement. we have a disagreement about what did happen and when it happened with respect to explaining the sequence of events. >> again, that was earlier today and right now the house committee on foreign affairs starting with chairman edward royce of california. let's listen in. >> the state department must learn from its mistakes to protect employees, many of whom serve in hostile environments. unfortunately threats to americans abroad are growing. particularly those threats are growing in north africa. the attacks last week in algeria again show the nature of the danger. i support having a wide diplomatic presence. we can't retreat. as you recognized in your testimony. but it has to be done with the safety of our personnel foremost in mind. this committee intends to work with with your department in a bipartisan way to improve security. every organization has shortcomings. few welcome them being highlighted. it's this c
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
. obviously there were additional weapons introduced. but the vast, vast majority came out of gadhafi warehouses and as they were saying, liberated and then went on the black market. were seized by militias and seized by other groups and have made their way out of libya into other countries in the region. and have their made way to syria, we believe. it is a red line for this administration with respect to syria concerning the use of chemical weapons. syria as you probably know in addition to having the fourth largest army before this revolution, has a very significant supply of chemical and biological weapons. given the instability in syria right now, what we are trying to do is to coordinate closely with the number of like minded nations, neighbors and partners to be able to work to try to prevent those from falling into the wrong hands, jihadist hands, hezbollah hands, but also to try to work with the internal opposition for them to understand the dangers that are posed. so this pan dora's box, if you will, of weapons coming out of these countries in the middle east and north afric
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 11:00am PST
asked him to go. during the beginning of the revolution against gadhafi, we needed somebody in benghazi who could begin to build bridges with the insurgents and to begin to demonstrate that america would stand against gadhafi. nobody knew the dangers or the opportunities better than chris. first during the revolution, then during the transition. a weak libyan government, marauding militias, even terrorist groups, a bomb exploded in the parking lot of his hotel, he never wavered, he never asked to come home, he never said let's shut it down, quit and go somewhere else. because he understood it was critical for america to be represented in that place, at that pivotal time. so, mr. chairman, we do have to work harder and better to balance the risks and the opportunities. our men and women who serve overseas understand that we do accept a level of risk to represent and protect the country we love. they represent the best traditions of a bold and generous nation. they cannot work in bunkers and do their jobs. but it is our responsibility to make sure they have the resources they need to do t
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2013 5:00am PST
intervention that helped remove moammar gadhafi in 2011 and it will probably be seen as one of the defining moments of her tenure. the question now is whether our enter sflengs libya has produced the unintended consequence of powering j powering jihadists and how to manage that in what is now a heavily armed region in the world. in algeria people seized control of a gas refinery and in mali, a land-locked country that borders algeria, french forces have intervened. clinton warned the u.s. cannot permit mali to become a safe haven but the problem for policy makers is a regional one. >> the arab revolutions have scrambled power dynamics and shattered security forces across the region. instability in mali has created an expanding safe haven for terrorists who look to extend their influence and plot further attacks of the kind we saw just last week in algeria. >> i also want to bring in robin wright, a joint fellow at the u.s. institute of peace. robin, just jump in any time. the first place i want to start is there's an economist, very provocative economist cover this week with a clutched gun
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 8:00am PST
. it was their capacity. and as you know, from the first time chris stevens arrived before the fall of gadhafi, he relied not on any libyan governmental committee but on the february 17th brigade and then we supplemented that after gadhafi's fall with ds agents and private security agents. so there was no effect on anything from the libyan government that was related to that. however, we do think that needs to be looked at going forward. the a.r.b. made a very important point, that the so-called temporary nature of the mission did prove to be confusing to people down the chain responsible for reading those cables. we get about, i don't know, how many millions of cables do we get? and i have to confess i do not read all of the cables that come into the state department. that's why we have huge workforce for people who are given responsibility and look forward to carrying that responsibility and i think designating it as temporary in the a.r.b.'s findings did cause an extra level of uncertainty to some extent. as the chairman said at the beginning, quoting from the a.r.b., there has been a culturation to h
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
, testifying the for my confirmation, i don't think anybody thought that mubarak would be gone, gadhafi would be gone, ben ali would be gone, that we would have such revolutionary change in this region. there were hints of it. several of us, you know, said the institutions were sinking in the sand, as i said in doha shortly before tahrir square. so there was some feeling out there, but i don't think any of us predicted this. least of all, the people in these country, who then were given a chance to chart their own futures. this is a great opportunity, as well as a serious threat to our country. i hope we seize the opportunity. it's not going to be easy, because these new countries have no experience with democracy. they don't have any real experience among the leaders in running countries, in doing security so, yes, we now face a spreading jihadist threat. we have driven a lot of the aq operatives out of the fatah, out of afghanistan, pakistan, killed a lot of them, including, of course, bin laden. but, we have to recognize, this is a global movement. we can kill leaders, but until we help es
NBC
Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
down to weapons. when gadhafi was falling, i was there at the time, i had never seen so many weapons in my entire life. and they were just being taken from depots, they were being handed over to militant groups. and then they went all over the region. they went from country to country and they fell into the hands of militant groups. and this is no longer theoretical. seven americans have been killed, including an ambassador in the last four months. >> it was election night last night in israel. benjamin netanyahu re-elected but by a thin margin with less power. as you have been pointing out over and over, there they sit in the middle of a lot of this. >> they feel very isolated right now. and the message in israel, and there was a lot of apathy toward this vote but the main message is, this is about your security. you're going to vote to save your life. israel feels right now it has been surrounded by an increasingly hostile arab world. and to some degree, it's not wrong. >> richard engel, as always, good to see you. >>> now to our other big story tonight, the secretary of defense is
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm PST
briefly, we don't know who -- no one's been held accountable, charged with this offense. before gadhafi was taken out, my understanding is the nation of qatar shipped in 18 shipments, 20,000 tons of weapons, machine guns, rpgs into the region to help different groups overthrow omar gadhafi. the united states give a wink and a nod to this and i'd like a written answer to that, mr. chairman. >> thank you. we'll go now to mr. sicilini from rhode island. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you madam secretary for your extraordinary service to our country. that has earned you the deep respect and admiration of people all over the world and has enhanced america's standing all over the globe. your leadership on women's issues, lbgt equality, supporting emerging democracies and enhancing national security are too numerous to list. but i want to begin by thanking you for all your hard work in everything you have done in service of our country. thank you also for your testimony today. the terrorist attacks on september 11th in benghazi, libya, resulted in the tragic deaths of ambassador stevens, sh
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
anybody thought that mubarak would be gone, gadhafi would be gone, that we would have such revolutionary change in this region. there were hints of it. several of us said the institutions were sinking in the sand. so there was feeling out there, but i don't think any of us predicted this. at least of all, the people in these countries who were then given a chance to chart their futures. this is a great opportunity as well as a serious threat to kou country. it's not going to be easy. they have no experience with democracy, they don't have any real experience among the leaders in running countries and doing security. so, yes, we now face a spreading jihadist threat. we have driven a lot of the operatives out of afghanistan, pakist pakistan, skilled a lot of them, including bin laden. but this is a global movement. we can kill leaders, but until we help establish strong democratic institutions, until d we do a better job with values and relationships, we will be faced with this level of instability. and i have a lot of thoughts about what more we can and should do given this new reality we
CNN
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
with an "outfront" investigation. >> reporter: the land nato liberated from moammar gadhafi is now home to multiple training camps for potential terrorists. >> militants sympathetic to al qaeda have established quasi safe havens in several parts of lib ra. >> reporter: benghazi where americans were targeted and four killed is just one of the strongholds. but the camps are spread throughout the country. libyan officials tell cnn terrorist analyst paul cruikshank. >> amongst their numbers are people with direct connections to al qaeda central. >> reporter: at least three training camps near the december cert in the algerian border, 30 miles from the gas complex that's under siege. a u.s. official tells cnn the militants who seized american hostages likely crossed that border to carry out their attack. >> libya is a lesson in what the international community can achieve. >> reporter: president bowl called the limited operation anybody la a recipe for the future. >> not a single u.s. troop was on the ground. >> reporter: but that light footprint left room for others to step in. zawahiri dispatched a to
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
guns? what side are you on, mr. and mrs. america? we begin with gadhafi dan malloy of connecticut. governor, thank you so much. i was so taken with your emotional statements recently, the last 24 hours, and talk about it. what it means to be the governor of a state that saw the newtown horror. >> well, listen, it changes your life. you know, i had to be there on the 14th. actually i had to tell a bunch of parents and adults that their loved ones were not coming back and that's a life-changing experience, and then to go to a funeral after funeral of babies over the course of a week is also life-changing. but having said all of that, we've got to do something about violence in connecticut and in the world and in the united states. we've got to do something about the proliferation of these high-impact guns that really have no other real use than to kill someone. that's what they're designed for. they're very good at it. then you add in these high-capacity magazines. a young man could walk into a school, bring a bunch of those things, set himself up to kill as many people as he possib
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 1:00pm PST
militia that started defending chris stevens when he showed up before gadhafi fell. they had been reliable. they had been responsive. but they were not particularly available during those first minutes and hours of the attack on our compound. we also had contracted with a private security company that had a permit to operate in libya. the united states, unless we go into a country with massive military force, we go in and we follow the rules of the country. and we had to get a security force that had a permit from the libyan government. these are all issues being looked at as we try to fill the gaps. >> and the last thing i would correct you said earlier we haven't done enough promoting ourself around the world. i think you have. and i think you've done a fantastic job. other than president kennedy, i don't know if anyone who's had a better image in the latin america. so we thank you. >> thank you very much, congressman. >> we go now to mr. duncan of south carolina. >> thank you, mr. chairman. americans are frustrated. they're frustrated over the handling of benghazi. what happened when fo
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
, testifying for my confirmation, i don't think anybody thought that mubarak would be gone, gadhafi would be gone, ben ali would be gone. this is a great opportunity, as well as a serious threat to our country. so, yes, we now face a spreading jihadist threat. >> and she used this foreboding language to talk about the current instability in mali. >> this is going to be a very serious, ongoing threat, because if you look at the size of northern mali, if you look at the topography, it's not only desert, it's caves. sounds reminiscent. we are in for a struggle. >> fears, of course, that mali will become a new place for al qaeda to hide and retrain. and though clinton accepted the responsibility for security lapses, ultimately, she did not accept the blame. >> i do feel responsible. i feel responsible for the nearly 70,000 people who work for the state department. the specific security requests pertaining to benghazi, you know, were handled by the security professionals in the department. i didn't see those requests. they didn't come to me. i didn't approve them, i didn't deny them. >> she ca
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
powerful leaders like egypt's hosni mubarak and libya's moammar gadhafi, and unleashing a flood of illegal weapons. >> when gadhafi was falling, i was there at the time, i had never seen so many weapons in my entire life. and they were just being taken from depots, they were being handed over to militant groups. and then they went all over the region. they went from country to country, and they fell into the hands of militant groups. and this is no longer theoretical. seven americans have been killed, including a u.s. master, just in the last four months. >> call it the downside of the arab spring. revolutions that the u.s. are actively, tacitly supported in places like libya and egypt have left shaking governments in place and more instability to an already volatile region. delaware democratic senator chris coons shares the senate foreign relations subcommittee on africa and he joins me now. senator coons, thank you so much for being on the program. >> thank you, luke. >> i want to ask you, we were very much supportive here in the united states two years ago, on the two-year anniversary o
FOX News
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
additional weapons introduced, but the vast, vast majority came out of gadhafi warehouses, and as they were saying liberated and then went on the black market, were seized by militias, seized by other groups, and have made their way out of libya into other countries in the region, and have made their way to syria, we believe. it is a red line for this administration with respect to syria concerning the use of chemical weapons. syria, as you probably know, in addition to having the fourth largest army before this revolution, has a very significant supply of chemical and biological weapons. given the instability in syria right now, what we are trying to do is to coordinate closely with a number of like-minded nations, neighbors and partners to be able to work to try to prevent those from falling into the wrong hands, jihaddist hands, hezbollah hands, but also to try to work with the internal opposition for them to understand the dangers that are posed. so this pandora's box, full, of weapons coming out of these countries in the middle east and north africa is the source of one of our biggest
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 2:30am PST
abroad. >>> well, moammar gadhafi probably does not agree with that assessment, or at least if he were around he would not agree with that assessment. when it comes to egypt, if it had not been for the leadership we showed, you might have seen a different outcome there. but also understanding that we do nobody a service when we leap before we look. here is a classic example of where our involvement, we want to make sure that not only does it enhance u.s. security but also that it is doing right by the people of syria and neighbors like israel that are going to be profoundly affected by it. and so it's true sometimes that we don't just shoot from the hip. >>> secretary clinton's last day at the state department will be this friday. >>> we have new developments on immigration reform. a bipartisan group of eight senators say they've reached an agreement on sweeping legislation that includes border security and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country. senators john mccain and dick durbin say it's an issue which both sides are determined to compromise. >> how can
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00am PST
laden, killing gadhafi, the american help to the arab spring, although it's not without difficulty, pulling troops in iraq and setting a timetable for afghanistan, these have all been a seen that president obama would rather focus on domestic issues rather than foreign issues. >> i think that's true. and i think you see that when he takes the bully pulpit. he doesn't go out and speak well. they' had several blunders on foreign policy issues. the most recent one is a failure for america to retaliate in some meaningful or symbolic way on the death of an american ambassador in benghazi. the. >> the george bush administration would have piled in there, blown things to pieces and exacted terrible retribution. that's the american way for a long time. is that the right way? would that created, however awful the incident of a death involving a death of an ambassador is, is it right that president obama says let's get this in con tex, let's not attack. wars are extremely costly, both financially and with the human loss of life. >> you just went from 0 to 60. what i'm saying is in 2000, 1999
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
kept, most troops out of iraq. sports teams, disaster. upheaval, gadhafi dead. sportsteams, sports teams, guantanamo still open, disaster, tragedy, ft. hood, tucson. >> our hearts are broken by their sudden passing. >> colorado, newtown. >> for those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> reporter: fiscal debate, fiscal discord. fiscal destiny. sports teams, sports teams, sports teams. >> now, where were we? >> reporter: we were here. just about to start again. >> i bara consider. k h -- i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> he'll take the oath of office again in about seven hours. that's where the ceremonial ceremony will take place. obviously we got further into the system here. security very, very tight here, all over the city, in fact. when we come back we'll talk to the man who was in charge of president obama's securitystay . i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get informatio
CNN
Jan 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
georgetown university. he had just returned from eight months in libya where he fought alongside anti gadhafi rebels, but also spent six months in a libyan prison. the former journalist turned self proclaimed pre dom fighter and now film maker believes he can also make a difference with rebels on the ground in syria. his film, he says, helps humanize the revolution. >> i used to wear fancy dresses and high heels. but not anymore. >> reporter: vanvike's documentary titled "not anymore a story of revolution" profiles two protagonists to draw attention to the deadly conflict. one of the characters, nora, a producer, says the life for many syrians is a living nightmare. >> i'm not going to give up. even if i have to die, i'm going to do this. >> it's a shame, you know. nora is a young woman. she was 24 when i filmed her. she is going to spend her 20s in war. this war will likely go on for years. >> reporter: but with more than 60,000 civilians killed in the last two years, according to the united nations, many wonder if they'll live to see the end of it. >> they're a little bit shocked, disappoin
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
should be our foreign policy, keeping gadhafi empower, is that four or in opposition to american interests? i don't get them as issues' notebook. those are policy issues. i'm mainly concerned with regime issues. but you take your point, i am making a distinction between the democratic sovereignty and so i guess they don't have an objection to the overthrow of the burmese government. it would have an objection is a policy, i don't think to be a good policy to change every country in the world i am not advocating not in any sense. we can argue about different policies. i'm saying is a form of government, the liberal democratic nationstate is superior to other forms of government. one would be global governance. others isn't autocratic regime. i talk about russia and china has autocratic regimes than i do see any problem pushiness countries in a democratic direction, not by force, the public affairs and so on would be an acceptable policy. we could do it or not do it is a policy decision. of course there is radical islam, which establishes sharia as the constitutional structure and
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 7:00pm EST
moammar gadhafi, if not incubating in libya at a significant threat to american security interests. as we detail in our book, "going to tehran," the obama administration has gone beyond and threatening the islamic republic to do something which argued even more dangerous, to discard anime engagement of the strategy for dealing with the islamic republic of iran. they're sure to reach out to the islamic republic of iran of field and therefore engagement is perhaps. the result is on president obama/the middle east balance of power has shifted further away from the united states and allies and i was at the end of the george w. bush administration. this brings me to another critically important part of our book, which is how the islamic republic of iran has become the biggest that issue of american mistakes and are ongoing decline in the middle east. in our book, we lay out how by pursuing a foreign policy and building a domestic political order that attracts publics, the islamic republic of iran has been able to take an impeach of american mistakes, to improve its own position dramatically. t
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